Prepent 2019: #EverydayAwe
Rabbi Amichai’s annual virtual journey into the new year, offering 40 daily interactive reflections to help you wrap up the year and get ready for another.
September 21 - October 9
My focus this year is the art of awe and its power to transform our lives: 40 ways in 40 days to appreciate ordinary and extraordinary moments as openings into deeper personal growth, greater collective responsibility, and more positive presence in our bodies, minds, and souls.
“Awe enables us to sense in small things the beginning of infinite significance, to sense the ultimate in the common and the simple. What we cannot comprehend by analysis, we become aware of in awe.”
- Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel
Yet again I’ll wrap a year and start another, taking time to harvest and prepare, pause and plant ahead. A new moon, a last goodbye, a hug, a gift unwrapped, a rage, a kindness: What of this past year and the present moment can be noticed, fragments lifted up with gratitude, piecing together the puzzle of meaning towards a bigger picture of a life lived with more love and purpose, here and now?
Join me. Starting on the first day of the month of Elul and going into Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement - 40 Days of Awe.
- Rabbi amichai
Your 40 Day Challenge:
Once a day find something in your life that sparks awe - big or small, in the moment or in your memory. Join fellow seekers around the world, take the challenge, pause for awes, and share the best of what you discover using #EverydayAwe to help inspire others.
We’ll be collecting all the images you post and projecting them on the grand walls of Hammerstein Ballroom throughout the High Holy Days: one big co-created collective journey of reflection and renewal.